We recently received information from Chef David Shamy of Salt Lake City, about his garlic butter (photo #2).

Ways to use garlic butter follows; but first, some words about Chef Shamy’s products.
 
 
CHEF SHAMY GOURMET BUTTERS

Chef Shamy’s line of compound butters, that began as homemade garlic butter, which he gave as gifts to friends and family each holiday season.

The popularity of the garlic butter led him to create a commercial operation, and to expand the line to add sweet and savory flavors to his repertoire.

The line of gourmet butters, Chef Shamy continues to grow.

  • Asiago & Chives Butter
  • Black Truffle Butter
  • Chocolate Butter With Honey
  • Cinnamon Brown Sugar Honey Butter
  • European Style Butter With Pink Himalayan Salt
  • French Onion Butter
  • Garlic Butter
  • Garlic Butter With Parmesan And Basil
  • Lemon Herb Butter
  • Strawberry Honey Butter
  • Vanilla Bean Honey Butter
  • Flavors “coming soon” including Honey Butter, Blueberry Honey Butter, White Truffle Butter and Steakhouse Butter (which is usually garlic butter with added Worcestershire or other flavor).

    The line is gluten-free, kosher and halal; the milk used to churn the butter is RBST-free.
     
     
    BUTTER STORAGE TIPS

  • In the fridge: Butter will be good up to 1 year unopened in your fridge. Just keep it wrapped tightly, and ideally in the “butter compartment,” so it doesn’t pick up flavors/odors from other foods.
  • In the freezer: Butter will keep for up to 2 years frozen. It can be refrozen, so take what you need and put the rest back in the freeze.
  • On the counter: For people who want their butter to be soft and spreadable, butter will keep on the counter for two days.
  • According to the USDA, it is safe at room temperature; but after several days at room temperature, it can turn rancid with off flavors.
  • Some people use a butter bell/crock to keep the butter on the counter. It can keep the butter fresh for 30 days [source].
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    USES FOR GARLIC BUTTER

    Garlic butter may be the most popular compound butter.

    The list of foods on which both garlic and butter belong on is very long. That’s why this compound butter belongs in your refrigerator, for frequent use.
     
    Breakfast

  • Cook eggs
  • Toast and biscuits
  • Porridge (grits, Cream Of Wheat)
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    Lunch & Dinner

  • Baked and mashed potatoes
  • Bread basket
  • Corn on the cob
  • Garlic bread
  • Grains and vegetables
  • Grilled steak garnish (a pat on top melts into a sauce)
  • Sandwich spread
  • Sauces (photo #5)
  • Sautés
  • Shrimp scampi (photo #4) and other grilled seafood (photo #6)
  • Soup garnish
  • Stuffing…and more
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    Snacks

  • Crostini (photo #3)
  • Popcorn
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    RECIPE: GARLIC HERB BUTTER

    Herbs add an extra hit of flavor to garlic butter (photo #7). You can use chives, flat-leaf parsley or an herb that pairs with your recipe.

    You can also add a hit of heat with chili flakes or minced jalapeño, or personalize your butter with other spices.

    Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh herbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot or chive
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic (more to taste, but try a smaller amount first)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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    Preparation

    1. PULSE all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. To melt for a recipe, place it in a microwave-safe dish or small pitcher and melt, stirring every 30 seconds. Otherwise…

    2. COVER tightly and refrigerate until ready to use.
     
     
    > HOW TO MAKE COMPOUND BUTTER

    > THE HISTORY OF BUTTER

    > THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUTTER
     
     
    RECIPES WITH GARLIC BUTTER

  • Broccoli Rabe Garlic Bread
  • Classic Garlic Bread
  • Garlic Bread Crostini
  • Mussels In Garlic Butter
  • Shrimp Scampi
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    [1] So pretty, so tasty: different compound butter flavors (photo © She Knows).


    [2] Chef Shamy’s garlic butter (photo © Chef Shamy).


    [3] Crostini with garlic butter: simple, crunchy, delicious (photo © DeLallo).


    [4] Shrimp Scampi, cooked in garlic butter, atop polenta (photo © Good Eggs).


    [5] Steamed mussels in melted garlic butter (photo © Mackenzie Ltd).

    Compound Butter
    [6] Roasted sea bass with a pat of garlic butter (photo © WKNO-FM).


    [7] Garlic herb butter (photo © Brown Eyed Baker).

     

      

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